We want to support our parents by making them aware of issues using technology, so that they can be able to actively guide their children effectively and support them to become safe digital citizens. After all, there is a strong likelihood that our children’s future jobs will involve using technology that probably hasn’t even be invented yet.
Cyberbullying is bullying that takes place via technology. As a parent/ carer it can be difficult to know who to turn to for help and advice. CEOP and other experts in this field offer this advice and practical steps on how to protect and support their child if they are being cyberbullied.
This is a section of the NSPCC site that reviews social Networks that children use. It will help you to make an informed choice about the suitability of social networks.
ADVICE FROM UK SAFER INTERNET CENTRE
Parents and carers play a key role in supporting children to learn about how to stay safe online, and they are one of the first people children turn to if things go wrong. Uk Safer Internet Centre know it can be difficult to stay on top of the wide range of sites and devices that young people use, so they hope that the following advice helps.
1. Have ongoing conversations with your children about staying safe online
2. Use safety tools on social networks and other online services, eg Facebook privacy settings
3. Decide if you want to use parental controls on your home internet
4. Understand devices and the parental control tools they offer in our Parents’ Guide to Technology
For further information see the saferinternet.org site
ADVICE FROM CHILDLINE ABOUT PREVENTING RADICALISATION & EXTREMISM
Worries about the world link
USEFUL ONLINE SAFETY LINKS
UK SAFER INTERNET CENTRE
NSPCC Online Safety page
How to set up parental controls on your devices at home
ADVICE ON SUITABLE APPS
Checklists and detailed information on all aspects technology at home
CHILDREN’S ONLINE USE
Monitoring your child’s online use with non-invasive methods of protection